Friday, March 28, 2008

There is no such thing as bad publicity

Obama on the View:

WASHINGTON - White House hopeful Barack Obama suggests he would have left his Chicago church had his longtime pastor, whose fiery anti-American comments about U.S. foreign policy and race relations threatened Obama's campaign, not stepped down.

"Had the reverend not retired, and had he not acknowledged that what he had said had deeply offended people and were inappropriate and mischaracterized what I believe is the greatness of this country, for all its flaws, then I wouldn't have felt comfortable staying at the church," Obama said Thursday during a taping of the ABC talk show, "The View." The interview will be broadcast Friday.

Well, Reverend Otis, who has replaced Rev. Wright is now on notice. Everyone is going to be listening to what he says and comparing it to Wright.

You know what, though? I don’t think Rev. Otis is terribly worried.

There is no such thing as bad publicity. Especially when the vitriol spewed by Wright has effectively filled the pews for years.

[VIMH: What about Obama? Aren’t you going to chide him for changing his story yet again?]

[VIMH: Helloooo?]

Sorry, I think I might have fainted there.

[VIMH: Whatever. What about the fact that Obama says Wright has acknowledged his offensive remarks?]

Of course he has.

Obama: Reverend Wright, I strenuously object to your controversial comments in today’s sermon.

Wright: Controversial? Damn. They were meant to offend. Did they offend white people?

Obama: They were inappropriate, sir.

Wright: What, they weren’t offensive enough? Sonuva… You don’t think they pissed people off? Well, then yeah, I guess they were inappropriate. I’ll have to try harder.

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